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Dark Dividing by Sarah Rayne
  

Dark Dividing

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Undulating back and forth over 80 years, this haunting, dark tale of mystery and deception, centring on lost twins, is mesmerising. Sinister, full of twists and the unexpected, I rate it as highly as her first horrific tale of madness, Tower of Silence. A new talent well worth supporting.

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Synopsis

Dark Dividing by Sarah Rayne

At first, journalist Harry Fizglen is sceptical when his editor asks him to investigate the background of Simone Anderson, a new Bloomsbury artist. But once he's met the enigmatic Simone, Harry is intrigued.

Just what did happen to Simone's twin sister who disappeared without trace several years before? And what is the Anderson sisters' connection to another set of twin girls, Viola and Sorrel Quinon, born in London on January 1st, 1900?

All Harry's lines of enquiry seem to lead to the small Shropshire village of Weston Fferna and the imposing ruin of Mortmain House, standing grim and forbidding on the Welsh borders.

As Harry delves into the violent and terrible history of Mortmain, in an attempt to uncover what happend to Simon and Sonia, and, a century before them, to Viola and Sorrel Quinton, he finds himself drawn into a number of interlocking mysteries, each one more puzzling -- and sinister -- than the last.

Reviews

'She has a crisp and intelligent style, and a real way with tension'
MO HAYDER

'Clever and atmospheric... a compelling read'
Good Book Guide

'When you get halfway through, you won't be able to stop... The varied cast of characters are so well-drawn that they get under your skin long before you reach the grippig climax'
Big Issue

'Equal parts Daphne du Maurier, Josephine Tey and Ruth Rendell, Rayne possesses superb storytelling skills'
US Mystery Guild

'If your taste runs to psychological thrillers with complicated and riveting plotlines, you will love Sarah Rayne... Fast-moving action with unpredictable twists'
Sussex Times

About the Author

Sarah Rayne

After a convent education, which included writing plays for the Lower Third to perform, Sarah Rayne embarked on a variety of jobs, but – probably inevitably – returned again and again to writing. Her first novel appeared in 1982, and since then her books have also been published in America, Holland and Germany.

The daughter of an Irish comedy actor, she was for many years active in amateur theatre, and lists among her hobbies, theatre, history, music, and old houses – much of her inspiration comes from old buildings and their histories and atmospheres. To these interests, she adds ghosts and ghost stories, and – having grown up in the Sixties – good conversation around a well-stocked dinner table.

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Book Info

Publication date

28th February 2008

Author

Sarah Rayne

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Publisher

Simon & Schuster Ltd

Format

Paperback
576 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Historical Fiction
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Crime & mystery
Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9781847393500

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